Wincanton has announced plans to trial a new fleet of remotely controlled trucks as part of a drive to lower emissions and fuel costs. The new trucks, which have been developed under the codename “Operation Biscuit”, will facilitate faster fulfilment of micro-deliveries, said Wincanton, as the reduced vehicle size enables them to move between larger road users in traffic. Wincanton said the 50 vehicles the trial will begin with will be controlled by an “advanced remote control system” at its […]
Wincanton has selected Bandvulc Group as its tyre supply and maintenance contractor.
Wincanton is confident in its growth prospects for the current financial year, as it begins to see the benefits from the disposal of its records management arm and the termination of loss-making contracts in its Pullman Fleet Services business.
Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]